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News briefs: Governor appoints local people to boards; FBT’s McDevitt named ‘Pathfinder’

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Paul A. Tenkotte appointed as a member of the Kentucky Heritage Council. 
• Dr. Paul A. Tenkotte, of Covington, is a professor of history and director of Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Public History. He will serve for a term expiring Aug. 6, 2021; and 

James Claypool has been appointed to the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board.

• Dr. James Claypool, of Park Hills, is a retired professor of history, teaching at both Murray State University and Northern Kentucky University. He will represent professionally recognized historians and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board is charged with considering whether proposed National Register nominations meet National Park Service National Register criteria. By commenting on the quality of a nomination’s argument, members assist the Park Service in determining a property’s eligibility to the National Register.

Sharon Claypool has been appointed to the Governor’s Scholars Program Board of Directors.

• Sharon Claypool, of Park Hills, is a retired secondary French language teacher. She will serve for a term expiring June 20, 2020. 

The Governor’s Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders and to create models of educational excellence for teachers and students.

FBT’s McDevitt named ‘Pathfinder’

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Cincinnati Associate Steven T. McDevitt has been selected as the firm’s first candidate for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program.

Steven McDevitt

Pathfinder is a national program that trains early-career and high-potential attorneys in critical career development strategies, including foundational leadership skills and the building of professional networks.

The program provides practical tools and offers participants intensive in-person training, online experiential learning and opportunities to network with peers and esteemed LCLD Fellows.

McDevitt earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center in 2014 and joined FBT’s Cincinnati office the same year. As an associate in the Business Combinations and Capital Transactions Practice Group, he represents clients in matters relating to corporate formation, raising capital, commercial transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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